London (Aug. 24)
A resolution urging that the property rights of the Jewish communities and institutions in Europe which have disappeared be turned ever to a central Jewish agency for temporary administration was adopted here last night at the closing session of the European Conference of the World Jewish Congress.
Other resolutions demanded that Jewish refugees not be forced to return to their native lands against their will; that the Allied governments provide Jewish representation in all appropriate international organizations concerned with post-war relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction; that Jews be consulted and heard on antiJewish war crimes; and that destroyed Jewish communities be aided in rebuilding their econemic and cultural life.
The conference went on record as supporting the United Nations Charter adopted at the San Francisco Conference, and appealed to the Allied governments military administration in Germany, as well as to the UNRRA “to end the shameful situation of the Jews in the camps in Germany.” It also appealed to the Jewish communities throughout the world for moral and financial support for the World Jewish Congress.
The Jewish Agency’s demand for the creation of a Jewish State in Palestine was unanimcusly approved by the conference. An appeal to the countries which gave haven to Jews during the war to allow them to remain until they had “secured places of definite settlement of their own choice,” was issued by the conference which also asked that the refugee be permitted to seek-employment and be free from “special regimentation.”